Jerantut is the connection point from the railway for bus services to the Taman Negara National Park. By train the journey from Johor Bahru to Jerantut is scheduled to take 9 hours 22 minutes along Malaysia’s famous Jungle Railway Line which runs along the eastern side of Malaysia from Johor Bharu in the south to Tumpat near the border with Thailand through remote and mountainous areas.
Train Times from Johor Bahru to Jerantut
There is 1 direct train service a day from Johor Bahru to Jerantut.
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Johor Bahru Sentral Station
Trains to Jerantut depart from Johor Bahru Sentral Station.
Jerantut Railway Station
Jerantut train station is 650 metres walking distance from the Town Inn Hotel.
About Taman Negara
Taman Negara National Park is just across the river from Kuala Tahan village. There are local bus services from Jerantut which the travel 90 minute journey to Kuala Tahan village three times a day from Jerantut Bus station at 08:00, 12:00 and 13:00. The one-way adult fare is 7 MYR per person. Entrance to the park costs 1 MYR per person per day, a camera permit costs 5 MYR and a fishing permit costs 10 MYR. The best starting point for a visit to the Tama Negara National Park is the Wildlife Park HQ.
Taman Negara National Park has over 100 km of signposted trekking routes and campsites for visitors wanting to undertake some of the longer treks, such as the trek to Mount Tahan which is 55 km each way. You don’t, however, need to walk very far from the Wildlife Park HQ to experience this ancient rain forest, thought to be around 130 million years old. An easy 1.2 km walk from the entry point to the park is the world’s longest canopy walkway, which is 530 metres long and suspended 40 metres above ground level. Whilst you are visiting you have a fairly good chance of seeing a number of rare animal and birds. The animals you will see most often are wild ox, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, macque monkeys and tapir. There also Sumatran rhinoceros, tigers and leopards in the park although you need to trek a long way into the interior and have a lot of patience and luck to spot them. There is also an Orang Asli (aboriginal people) settlement in the park which is, along with the canopy walkway, one of the most popular attractions in the Taman Negara National Park.